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Search warrant results in seizure of firearms, ID, pills

Police had received information that a male on a weapons prohibition had a gun in his possession
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On May 8, 2019, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit and the OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) executed a search warrant at a residence on Robertson Road in the City of Elliot Lake, Ont.

Police received information that a male on a weapons prohibition had a gun in his possession. Subsequently, the warrant was executed and numerous firearms, identification cards, and suspected codeine pills were seized. The male was arrested.

JR (Jan Rene) Wilen, 46 years of age, from Elliot Lake, Ont. was charged with:

  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order (two counts), contrary to section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Fail to comply with probation order, contrary to section 733.1(1) of the CC
  • Possession property obtained by crime under $5,000 - in Canada, contrary to section 354(1)(a) of the CC,
  • Possession of a schedule I substance - other drugs, contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice Elliot Lake, Ontario on June 4, 2019.

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